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for many of those goods. the ports of los angeles and long beach, california. they are critical, because those ports handle about 39% of all the goods that arrive by ship. it came to about $200 billion worth this year. what's behind this strike? here's john blackstone in l.a. >> reporter: it began with 70 workers. now all 800 members of their union are on strike. but 10,000 other dock workers are refusing to cross the picket line. that has brought the normally busy port to a new stand still. geraldine knatz directs the port of los angeles. >> there's probably about a billion dollars worth of goods that come through this port everyday and we probably got about 900,000 or so people in the southland whose jobs are tied to the activity going through this port. >> reporter: the ports are clogged with 16 ships waiting to be unloaded. another six are anchored off the coast. >> if the ships are not working, the truckers are not working, the warehouse people are not working. it will ripple through the supply chain. >> reporter: it doesn't take much of a delay to cause problems for people. >> no.
president obama supports a ban on assault weapons proposed by california democratic senator dianne feinstein. getting it through congress quickly is highly unlikely, but the mere mention of a ban is enough to send sales soaring. and it's not just guns. brownell's, the world's largest firearm supplier, said it morently sold more than three- and-a-half years worth of a.r.- ag magazines in three days. even before newtown, sales of guns and ammunition this year were surging. chb.i. background checks of intential gun buyers were up 31% 20 november 2012 over 2011. in a report issued prior to newtown, the market research rack ibis world, which tracks the gun industry, found gun venthusiasts are working dermselves into a frenzy over what another four years under the obama administration may hold for gun laws." an instructor at nova firearms re falls church, virginia, where hey nearly sold out of a.r.-15s and high-capacity magazines after newtown. so, ironically, this shooting is a.spiring more people to buy this gun, the a.r.-15, and these mgh-round magazines. >> if i could, i would give ynator fein
on a ban on 20me-sex marriage that was passed by california voters in 2008. john blackstone has our lead from san francisco. >> reporter: for five months in 2008, same-sex couples in california could marry legally. then voters passed proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage. when gay couples challenged prop 8, both the state supreme court and the federal ninth circuit court of appeals ruled that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. many supporters of same-sex marriage were hoping the supreme court would not take this case. therese stewart is san francisco's deputy city attorney. in many ways, this is bad news for you. >> it's bad news in the sense that if we had-- if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages very quickly within a few days, again, not only in san francisco but all over california. >> reporter: opponents of same- sex marriage say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters, defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast majority of states, four out of five states, the peopl
with wall-to- wall attention. >> reporter: democratic senator dianne feinstein of california, a long time leader in gun control, called the n.r.a.'s plan a distraction that's only intended to delay action by congress. >> should we have a conversation about school security? yes. should we have a conversation about mental illness and the culture of violence? yes. but we can't ignore the common denominator in all of these deadly massacres: access, easy access to killing machines. >> reporter: the fact is, scott, that one-third of america's public schools already have armed security and it's interesting to note an armed deputy sheriff was assigned to columbine high school near denver in 1999 but failed to stop that attack that killed 13. >> pelley: chip, thank you very much. of course, the best thing is to prevent a mass shooting and the united states secret service has spent years studying assassins and school shooters in order to do just that. brian vossekuil and robert fein wrote two studies for the secret service and they told us in an interview for "60 minutes" that gunmen often leave a
bill whitaker reports from california. schools close as the flu bug spreads. elaine quijano reports on where the virus is worse and how effective the vaccine can be and in what city in america can you find a kid from every country? the world? seth doane follows danny goldfield who's answering this question with a bus pass. >> so far i have photographed children from 169 countries. i have 24 more. captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. >> pelley: good evening. president obama dug in his heels today insisting on tax revenues for higher income earners but at a hint of compromise he said he would consider lowering tax breaks again next year. mr. obama wants to raise taxes on individuals who make more than $200,000 a year and on couples making more than $250. he said this today. the way to recovery. bill whitaker reports from california. schools close as the flu bug spreads. elaine quijano reports on where the virus is woshs and how efgtd the vaccine can be. and what city in america. >> raise revenues that are sufficient to balance with >> the issue
in alaska and california would have been ready ay shoot it down. still, these officials say they re now trying to determine th koreanorth korea deliberately disguised its launch plans or whether u.s. intelligence simply missed the final preparations. last april, a similar rocket fail two minutes after launch. this time, north korea announced it was experiencing technical tfficulties and would need to extend the launch window to the whd of the month. oether those difficulties were real or fake, the rocket was ruickly prepared for launch without u.s. intelligence detecting it had been fully fueled. .he satellite is now circling ce earth and is likely to stay up for a year or two. although, it appears the north koreans are having trouble controlling it. >> pelley: david, thank you. id, thears the syrian dictatorship has turned to ballistic missiles in its war on its own people. the u.s. says that scud missiles have been launched against rebels, and it's an ominous sign because it's a much larger weapon with a lot of explosive power. the dictatorship of bashar al- arsad has been fighting a
to california common cause an independent watchdog agency, 91% of the freshmen who raise five or six figures with their party got choice assignments. they say it's a dangerous precedent and bad policy for all of us. >> first it includes members of my cabinet. >> reporter: the president is unbefore the best campaign fundraisers to date breaking records by raising more than $1 billion to get re-elected. california's capital, raising a lot of campaign cash can land you in a plum position even if you don't have a lot of experience. phillip ung with california common cause believes it could be a policy problem. >> this isn't your high school presidency committee. this is the legislature. they handle serious policy and you need serious people who have an expertise in these issues to handle them. not just the best fundraisers. >> reporter: the watchdog agency found that out of the 11 top freshmen fundraisers, 10 got committee chairs or leadership roles. assemblyman anthony rendon raised the most out of the freshman class. he was assigned a leadership position but doesn't even take calls from consti
jump. here's john blackstone. >> reporter: jeff page owns 120-acre vineyard in california's napa vail vale but when his great-grandfather started farming here in the late 1800s, this was cattle country. >> both sides of the family came in before the turn of the century, and farmed orchard fruit and cattle. >> reporter: but much of the land she grew up on is gone, sold to pay estate taxes after his grandfather's death. had land back in the hills over there? >> yeah. >> reporter: had to sell it all. >> had to sell all of it? >> reporter: estate tax? >> yes. >> his grandfather died in 1972 when estate taxes were at an all-time high, 77%. >> it was a big tax bill. it was half a million dollars we sold off 150 acres, gave us something to pay the tax with. >> reporter: now, jeff and his wife mary worry their dream of passing the land on to their two daughters will be ruined by the fiscal cliff. the estate tax rate would rise from 35% to 55% on estates worth over $1 million. at today's prices in the the napa valley, the pages' land could easily be worth $8 million. >> you're wealthy, right,
are still going on this evening. with as many as 900,000 jobs here in southern california tied to these ports, the mayor of los angeles is calling for round- the-clock talks with a mediator. >> pelley: thanks, bill. looks like flu season will be early this year. we'll show you what "curiosity" discovered on mars. and a giant gem gets a new setting when the "cbs evening news" continues. [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ] [ male announcer ] the rhythm of life. [ whistle blowing ] where do you hear that beat? campbell's healthy request soup lets you hear it... in your heart. [ basketball bouncing ] heart healthy. great taste. mmm... [ male announcer ] sounds good. it's amazing what soup can do. starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >> pelley: the c.d.c. said today that the flu season is off to the earliest start in nearly ten years, with cases in all but two states: vermont and delaware. it's worse in the five southern
, and the rules in jazz would just scare you to death. >> reporter: the son of a california cattle rancher and a classically trained pianist, brubeck had a natural ear for melodies. at home in connecticut in 1961, he told walter cronkite -- >> it's like a baseball player or any athlete: he's only good when he instinctively does the right thing. >> reporter: the dave brubeck quartet's signature tune, "take five," appeared on their landmark album, "time out." released in 1959, it was the first jazz album to sell a million copies. the opening cut, "blue rondo a la turk," was taken from a street rhythm in istanbul. >> one two, one two, one two, one-two-three; one two, one two, one two, one-two-three. >> reporter: throughout his career, brubeck was an ambassador for music. in 1988, he played at the reagan-gorbachev summit in moscow and later remembered -- >> the room started keeping time [ tapping]. all these people that almost hated each other were swinging. >> reporter: in 1994, president clinton awarded him the national medal of the arts. >> i'll never forget the first time when, as a high s
of the sun, moon and earth is giving the sea an extra gravitational push. california's climate has long helped nurture the giant sequoias. have a look at this 3,200-year- old tree, called "the president" in sequoia national park. tree climbing scientists from the national geographic society recently added it all up, inch by inch. the sequoia is 27 feet wide at the bottom and soars 247 feet into the air, and it has more than a billion leaves. no word on how long it took the man on top to climb down. it might have been curtains for this theater until the owner took artistic license with the tax code. that story is next. [ loud party sounds ] hi, i'm ensure clear... clear, huh? i'm not juice or fancy water. i've got nine grams of protein. that's threĆ·e times more than m! [ female announcer ] ensure clear. nine grams protein. zero fat. in blueberry/pomegranate and peach. but with advair, i'm breathing better. so now i can be in the scene. advair is clinically proven to help significantly improve lung function. unlike most copd medications, advair contains both an anti-inflammatory and a lo
is owned by a private investment firm called cerberus us are. today the massive california teachers pension fund said it would review its $600 million investment in cerberus, and with that cerberus us are announced it will sell off the gun manufacturer. cerberus us are said in part it is apparent that the sandy hook tragedy was a watershed event that has raised the national debate on gun control to an unprecedented level. other companies today and gun rights activists reconsidered their support for weapons like the ar-15 and the kind of high capacity magazines for it that hold as many as 100 rounds at a time. here's chip reid. >> reporter: dick's sporting goods, one of the nation's largest gun dealers, suspended the sale of modern sporting rifles today, including the military style ar-15. but there was no word on whether the suspension would also apply to the kind of high-capacity magazines that allowed adam lanza to fire 30 rounds before reloading. >> i go hunting. i've never put more than three shells in my clip. it holds five. >> reporter: democratic senator joe manchin of west virginia
institute in california, understands the n.i.h. decision but calls it a t aback. >> my lab will have to shut down t dearch projects that we know could have profound impacts on curing human disease. we may have to get rid of some staff members. >> reporter: the n.i.h. tells us >> secause of uncertainty in the budget awards at 90% of what was promised to researchers will be lhe standard at least for now. and the threat of a $2.5 billion cut has raised alarms. at johns hopkins university, dr. stephan desiderio is under pressure to reduce the experiments he designs in mice in his search for a cure for culdhood leukemia. does that make a more uncertain morence? >> not only a more uncertain scie science, we actually lose ten uncrs. en reporter: and the down side of turning off a variety of experiments is what? >> we've killed innovation because the most innovative becaus projects are the projects that will go first. >> reporter: the pending budget cuts have also forced labs to etow down the hiring of promising younger scientists. >> turning them down because i have to say to them "in all honesty,
their costs. dan summer, professor of agricultural economics at the university of california davis, says the new price of milk will be far above what it now costs dairy farmers to produce it. >> it really will be just chaos. nobody really knows how to act. >> reporter: so we would go back to this old farm bill, which would force the government to buy milk at an extremely high price. >> that's right. >> reporter: this could be a windfall for dairy farmers. >> here's the problem for dairy farmers: they don't want chaos in the milk market. it sounds good-- "gee, everybody will double or triple the price"-- but how much milk would people buy at that price? >> reporter: nobody will pay it. >> nobody will pay it. >> reporter: shoppers for milk today couldn't understand why congress can't at least solve this problem. linda vella: >> they all need to be fired. and if we want to continue to eat, the bill needs to be passed. that's where we get our food, people. >> reporter: we called the department of agriculture, and they say they have no backup plan to avoid this scenario. in terms of a price i
whole year. >> yes. reporter: california has the most workers associated with the defense industry. in 2010 the numbers topped out at more than 160,000 employees so the wrangling in washington has a huge impact here. there seems an element of this that is just... >> unfair? reporter: is that what you think? >> incredibly unfair. reporter: because? because they have a responsibility. they're not taking care of it. >> reporter: the company did to have lay off workers during the recession but she said things were starting to get better. december was a very good month. all this unis effort tee she says puts her right back to square one a problem that she says was completely avoidable from the start. >> lee cowan, thank you. we're learning more' what caused secretary of state hillary to be admitted to a hospital. doctors say mrs. clinton is being treated for a blood clot in her head. margaret brennan is at new york presbyterian hospital and good evening, margaret. >> good evening to you, rebecca. secretary clinton and her top aides are inside this hospital. we now know she is being trea
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